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July's Best Reads: Dive into Summer's Hottest Page-Turners!

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Movie costumer Joey Jessop discovers a Hollywood diva's deadly secrets.

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Intelligent. Kind. Must like children. Passable looks. A man of means. Must make us laugh . . .

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She won�t quit until she gets justice.
He won�t stop until she�s safe.

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Julia Vargas is a cop with a mission.

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Every romance needs a bit of mischief. . .

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Passion has its own demands...and love, its wondrous possibilities...


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by Mark Greaney
"An expert at killing, an expert at staying alive."
Posted November 29, 2011

Court Gentry cannot return to the United States. Once an assassin for the CIA, Court was betrayed by his team and blamed for a friend's death. He now moves around from country to country, relentlessly pursued by a Russian Crime lord and the CIA. Court manages to continuously slip Read more...

True Shot
by Joyce Lamb
""Opposites attract, especially when they have more in common than they know.""
Posted November 27, 2011

Samantha Trudeau is an N3 operative in a secret Neural division of the FBI. As an empath, a person who is able to use her psychic abilities to discern the truth just by skin on skin contact, she is a valuable weapon against crime. Her boss, Flinn Ford, found her Read more...

Act Of Revenge
by Robert K. Tanenbaum
"Communication can solve problems quickly; lack-there-of makes for an exciting story."
Posted November 27, 2011

Butch Karp, the fearsome chief assistant district attorney in New York, has quite the reputation as a prosecutor. He runs his office with efficiency and demands only the best from his co-workers. His hands are tied up with the murder investigation of the famous Bollano mobster, Ed Catalano. All Read more...

The Traitor's Emblem
by Juan Gomez-Jurado
"Destiny awaits those who search for it."
Posted November 7, 2011

On March 12, 1940, Spanish Sea Captain Gonzalez pulled four German castaways from the ocean and put course to Cadiz. One of them, speaking only in German, asked the captain to take them to Portugal instead. As a gift for agreeing to do so, the German gave the captain a Read more...

A Crack in Everything
by Angela Gerst
"Politics, murder, and men can ruin a gal's day."
Posted September 27, 2011

Susan Callisto has left her job as a Boston real estate attorney to start her own political consulting career. She has a few clients, but she struggles to pay her bills. When rich and charming Chaz Renfrow approaches her and asks her to help him win the mayoral campaign, the Read more...

Children Of Paranoia
by Trevor Shane
"Compassion for a killer should you understand."
Posted September 13, 2011

Joseph has lost his innocence. He is a victim of paranoia long in the making, so long ago created that few if any really know what started it. Joseph is a warrior in a battle, a fierce war of good against evil and he must kill the evil to protect Read more...

Triple Crossing
by Sebastian Rotella
"Double Agent walks a thin line to redemption."
Posted September 12, 2011

The U.S. border at San Diego gets a lot of business with people crossing to and from Tijuana. Rookie border patrol agent Valentine Pescatore is a street-smart show off. He is arrogant but secretly a softy when it comes to families illegally crossing the border. He sends them Read more...

by Jeremy Brown
"One suckerpunch and this guy is in non-stop offense mode."
Posted September 12, 2011

Aaron Wallace, otherwise known as "Woodshed" or "Woody" is a mixed martial arts heavyweight in Las Vegas. He has been fighting since he was twelve years old. Woody fought, first out of necessity, to survive in his neighborhood, then out of opportunity, and now out of an actual desire to Read more...

The Charlestown Connection
by Tom MacDonald
"OceanviewPublishing knows how to pick them -- artfully entertaining!"
Posted July 11, 2011

Dermot Sparhawk, a recovering alcoholic and former Boston college football hero, is back in the game of life. Dermot presently works in a parish food pantry in the Charlestown area of Boston. He has grown up in the projects and has learned how to survive there. One night, his godfather Read more...

Almost Final Curtain
by Tate Hallaway
"Teen angst involves boys, vampires, and witches."
Posted July 11, 2011

Ana Parker is a Minnesota high school student who is about to audition for her high school theater department. Her boyfriend, Nikolai, is in a rock band and will be providing music for an updated musical for the theater department. Life isn't straightforward for Ana. She has recently discovered Read more...

Buried Prey
by John Sandford
"Cop solves cold case to find justice for little girls."
Posted July 11, 2011

In 1985, someone kidnapped and murdered two young girls. A redevelopment project employee discovers their bodies under an old house as he hauls away the concrete foundation. Lucas Davenport, a young cop in the Minneapolis Police Department when the girls were kidnapped, had been following some promising leads, but office Read more...

Mimosas, Mischief, and Murder
by Sara Rosett
"Professional organizer takes on mayhem and murder!"
Posted April 11, 2011

Ellie Avery is a military wife and a professional organizer from Georgia. Her husband, Mitch, and two children have arrived in Smarr, Alabama, for the town's book festival. However, upon arriving, they learn Mitch's grandfather, Franklin Avery, has passed away. Something doesn't seem quite right. Mitch's Read more...

Devil Wind
by Deborah Shlian, Linda Reid
"Nature's fury can't compete with a sinister mind's idea of destruction."
Posted April 11, 2011

It is December 1999 and Sammy Greene has only been in Los Angeles a few months but already she is getting her groove back. Fired from a Washington TV producer job for pushing hard on a politician, Sammy is blackballed in the journalism field. A friend found her a job Read more...

Deadly Games
by Cate Noble
"A gripping tale of devastating, life-changing actions with lots of twists and turns."
Posted March 31, 2011

Rocco Taylor is in a precarious position. One of his enemies, Minh Tran, has kidnapped a woman who works with him in the CIA in revenge for Rocco killing his youngest son. Tran thinks Maddy is Rocco's girlfriend. Although they briefly dated, Rocco, still in love with Gena Armstrong Read more...

Naming The Bones
by Louise Welsh
"Life's tales and life's truths are never equal."
Posted March 4, 2011

Murray Watson has a project he is not quite as excited about it as he should be. He is not really sure what has happened, but with each turn in his research, he hits a wall and discovers another depressing fact about his life. Murray, a professor at a Scotland Read more...

Highland Heat
by Mary Wine
"This exciting Scottish romance is enough to heat up your night."
Posted March 3, 2011

Deidre Chattan is a young, strong-willed, passionate Scot. It is the year 1439 and Deidre's father has sent her and her dowry to an abbey because she defied her father's choice of husband and gave herself to another, who she then discovered didn't love her. It Read more...

Lucky Stiff
by Deborah Coonts
"This gal can say she never has a dull day and mean it."
Posted January 6, 2011

Lucky O-Toole works at the Babylon resort in Las Vegas. As Head Customer Relations Officer, Lucky gets to solve problems that are thrown at her from left to right and probably from behind as well. She's been working for the owner of the Babylon since she was 15 Read more...

These Things Hidden
by Heather Gudenkauf
"Who we are is defined by what we do and why we do it."
Posted January 6, 2011

Allison Glenn lives the perfect life. She is the perfect student, the perfect daughter, the perfect athlete, but is she the perfect sister? When Allison's sister, Brynn, was younger, Allison was her hero. But as the girls grew into teenagers and Allison spent more time out of the house Read more...

The Devotion of Suspect X
by Keigo Higashino
"Wit and reasoning are all methodical, but toss in love and everything goes haywire."
Posted January 6, 2011

Yasuko is a single mom raising her teenage daughter, Misato. Previously, she divorced a man she had first thought would be a great step-parent and a loving husband to her; however, he had turned ugly. She moved away and took up a new job in a sandwich shop near Read more...

The Attenbury Emeralds
by Jill Paton Walsh
"If you've seen one emerald, you've seen them all -- not."
Posted December 13, 2010

Lord Peter Wimsey first laid eyes on the Attenbury Emerald in 1921 at Charlotte Attenbury's engagement party. Somehow, the jewel was stolen and Peter, having gained some enthusiasm for life again after serving in the war, did some amateur sleuthing, exposed the thief, retrieved the jewel and return it Read more...

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